Out Now | Les Choc Stars Du Zaire – Nakombe Nga (RH RSS 25)

This player previews the next addition to RH’s reissue series; a split release, by Les Choc Stars and Teknokrat’s. Heat in two flavors! Check out the Zaïrian electronic dance floor banger “Nakombe Nga” and the dope, unheard Belgium new beat version on the flip… Co-curated with renowned record fiend John Gomez. Release: Fall 2018

The music on this winning double-sider was written by Tony Baron and Gery François, two Belgian producers that were involved in several musical projects on the New Beat scene in the 1980s. They worked under many aliases and recorded the Teknokrat’s haunting “What Did She Say?” at the famous Studio Madeleine in Brussels in 1989. Prompted by Jean Martin from Espera Records, Baron adapted the music into a further two songs to be released that year, Virginity’s melancholic “The Key”, and the surprising but ear catching collaboration with the label’s soukous stars, Ben Nyamabo’s Les Choc Stars Du Zaire. It is still a mystery how the seeds were planted for the one-off pairing that culminated in the electronic soukous bomb “Nakombe Nga”. What is certain is that it is set to light up dancefloors worldwide.

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Tracklist:
Les Choc Stars du Zaïre – Nakombe Nga
Teknokrat’s – What Did She Say